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>> it's time for the good, the bad, and the ugly. first the good. a big day for seaside heights, new jersey, decimated by superstorm sandy. today crews will start to rebuild that famous boardwalk. officials vow to have it open by memorial day. next the bad. a kangaroo invasion after a women's australian open. a mob delayed that opening after taking over a golf course. kangaroos are drawn to that course because of the water. they're having drought conditions right now. finally the ugly. this escaped felon arrested for stealing mail. washington state police say he used it to rob identities and make fake i. d.'s. >> time now for "fox & friends." everybody have a great
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weekend. >>gretchen: good morning. it's friday, february 15. i'm alisyn camerota in for gretchen carlson. euphoria. passengers reach solid ground after being stranded on a cruise ship. >>steve: do you think carnival will miss the fact that they sold those robes? still no answers on benghazi, libya. still no one person held accountable. but the president says this about that: >> this is the most transparent administration in history. i can document how that is the case. >>steve: transparency? then why are there so many unanswered questions? we're going to report and you're going to decide. >>brian: we don't know where the president was during that time. a meteorite rips through the sky and crashes at earth. our planet but not our
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country. injuring more than 400 people. >> "fox & friends" starts now. >>steve: welcome, everybody, to the friday telecast "fox & friends." we know you want to know. yes, everybody's off the boat. >>alisyn: not a moment too soon. let's get right to it. the nightmare is over for passengers stranded on the cruise ship for the past five days in the gulf of mexico. you see them kissing the ground. they're back on solid ground. while you were sleeping the carnival triumph docked in mobile, alabama. as you can see, passengers were very happy to be back and on their way home. >>steve: joining us from mobile with the latest. >> good morning. about three and a half hours ago the final passengers disembarked from the carnival triumph cruise ship behind me. the ship arrived in mobile
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around 9:15 p.m. central time and took nearly four hours from that point to get all the passengers off. it was quite a sight to see with more than 3,000 passengers streaming off the ship, many waving, cheering, seeming to be in good spirits. we talked to a few passengers and they had quite a story to tell. >> our problem was flooding. every time the boat lifted or leaned, the sewage would spill over. that was what became the primary problem, is this terrible odor. >> a few of them had loved ones waiting for them here but the majority of them boarded buses to either galveston, houston or new orleans where they will make their final journey home and despite harsh conditions at sea, most of the people we spoke with praised the crew for how they handled the tough situation. >>steve: mary, thank you very much for that live report. that is something that i had heard a number of passengers say.
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even though it was lousy conditions, the crew did everything they could to make them feel comfortable considering the absolute terrible circumstances. >>brian: that has been my experience. they are living with what you're living with. joining us is a passenger on the phone, brandy dorsett. how are you? >> fine. >>brian: how long did it take you coming down on your high of being on land? >> i'm still on it. >>brian: did you sleep? >> no. >>steve: there was a fire on the boat on sunday, and then i have heard from some passengers who said that was the moment in their lives when they thought they were about to die. they were on a boat that was on fire. what was your experience? >> we were pretty much in shock because we were woken up by alarms and then all
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of a sudden there is no power. of course from that moment on each day was a different story. you didn't know what was going on. >>alisyn: brandi, it sounds like, the stories that have come out, it sound like a living hell. back here we have heard stories of sewage seeping into cabins. toilets overflowing. no food. are these stories exaggerated? >> i'm going to say we did have food on to the boat. mainly cucumber, mustard, lettuce sandwiches. we did have hamburgers and hot dogs one night. the staff and the crew did supply us with water, sodas. those were given to us. >>alisyn: what about the stench? what about what everybody is talking about, how filthy and disgusting the conditions became? >> that is very true. the stench was horrible.
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it did not matter what deck you were on, you still smelled it. >>brian: let me ask you about the compensation they're talking about. $500 i understand or a free cruise next time? what have you heard about the compensation for what you just went through? >> i don't believe it is enough for what anybody went through on that cruise. >>steve: what they're offering is -- they're refunding the price of whatever you paid for the cruise, an additional $500 and a discount on a future cruise. how much do you think you should be compensated, brandi? >> that is a really hard question because i can't put what i went through into a money figure. but it was definitely an emotional one and i don't think you can replace money with an emotion. >>brian: i understand you have your own business that's been in hyper space because you have been unable to get on land? >> correct. >>alisyn: in other words,
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you have employment costs that it has cost you to live through this. obviously you would like to be compensated for some of those. but, brandi, on the cruise, what was the mood? i mean, what was the lowest emotional point for you while you were trapped out there? >> probably when i actually got to talk to my husband and my children. that's probably when i actually broke down. not being able to see anybody, talk to anybody for days, you know, not to let them know what's going on, to let them know that their loved ones are fine. there were some pretty crazy things going on, just because of the enclosed environment and the facilities that everybody was having to go through. some people went off on people. i mean, it wasn't very nice. you just had to do what you had to do. >>steve: you did have to
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do what you did. and you're home. later today. we understand you're still in where right now? >> i'm still in mobile, alabama right now. >>steve: how are you going to get home? >> my husband with a so loving and kind, he drove all the way, eight hours, from texas to pick me up. >>steve: that is what a husband does on valentines night if he is smart. we're glad everybody is off the boat safely although we did hear one or two people were transported off the boat last night in mobile by ambulance and taken to a local hospital. thanks, brandi. >>alisyn: let's tell you what else is happening. panic overnight in russia after a massive meteorite comes crashing down. [screaming] >>alisyn: those were screams of horror. this happened in mountains.
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the meteorite streaking through the sky. right now reports show more than 400 people are hurt. sharp explosions sent glass flying into the air. numerous buildings in the area damaged and surveillance video shows just how strong the blast was, blowing off doors, as you can see, and windows at businesses. olympian oscar will remain behind bars after his bail hearing is postponed. this is new video as he's led to court by south african police. prosecutors say they will seek a premeditated murder charge against the 26-year-old. he reportedly broke down in tears as his charge was read. his girlfriend was shot four times. initial reports claim he thought she was an intruder but police are dismissing that theory. he became the first double amputee to compete in the
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olympics. charred remains in that burned out california cabin, now identified as ex-police officer christopher dorner. he's accused of killing four people, including a police officer and the daughter of a former lapd captain. those are your headlines. >>brian: the other big story that has come out as the confirmation hearings for the president's new cabinet takes shape is there are so many questions unanswered as to what happened in benghazi on 9/11/2012. how they're getting those answers is to ask these people who are going to hold positions, through exit interviews or through people who want to hold new jobs. as it turns out the president was not briefed him, he wasn't curious enough to pick up the phone. he went to bed know what happened to the ambassador. is there a problem with that? the president has a totally different view.
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>> this is the most transparent administration in history. there are a handful of issues mostly around national security where people have legitimate questions where they're still concerned about whether or not we have all the information we need. benghazi, by the way, is not a good example of that. that was largely driven by campaign stuff because everything about that, we've had more testimony and more paper provided to congress than ever before. and congress is sort of running out of things to ask. >>steve: actually, mr. president, congress has a lot of questions to ask. they're asking a lot of questions. they're not getting a lot of answers. what happened yesterday was chuck hagel who looked like he was going to be confirmed as the next secretary of defense. it looks like he's kind of being filibustered. republicans are saying we're going to put him up for a simple majority vote later this month but we want some answers on benghazi answered and senator lindsay graham is the guy behind it. listen to this.
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>> the best evidence of what happened that night were the survivors. they will not give the united states congress, the f.b.i. interviews of the survivors. we've been told five different versions of who changed the talking points. this is not transparent. they're delaying, denying, deceiving. they ran out the clock during the election. i will not give up until we know what happened. at the end of the day it is about four dead americans. the way this president handled this situation, his national security team, is a travesty and we need to get to the bottom of it. and we will. >>alisyn: no interviews with survivors provided to the lawmakers. still no idea where the suspects are. they were released and are roaming freely somewhere in the middle east. plus no idea what the president was doing during those eight hours other than a 15- to half an hour phone call. no other records. >>steve: we know what he was doing. he was campaigning. >>alisyn: but there are still seven more hours.
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there still are a lot of questions. the president is wrong if he thinks they are out of questions. everybody with testimony, there are more questions. >>brian: i'm a little disappointed. i understand brian williams gets to interview him before. so did barbara walters. but this is the first time he went to google hangout. he went to google hangout rather than talking to us? >>steve: still ahead, how about free preschool for all four-year olds. the president wants to extend entitlements to four-year olds but what's that going to cost you? a lot. we'll tell you straight ahead. >>brian: students excused from homework on pagan high [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego.
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>> there has never been a drone used on an american citizen on american soil. we respect and have a whole bunch of safeguards in terms of how we conduct counter terrorism operations outside of the united states. the rules outside of the united states are going to be different than the rules inside the united states. >>brian: president obama promising to be more transparent when it comes to the use of lethal drone strikes to take out terrorist overseas. some say it gives the president the authority to kill anybody with any oversight. but they are the best weapons against the enemy? are they in this age of newfangled war. joining us is max booth, epic history of guerrilla warfare from ancient times to the present. we are witnessing guerrilla
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warfare today, what we call insurgencies? >> absolutely. it is today when you think about what was the last conventional war the world has seen. it was all the way back in 2008 when russia invaded georgia. yet thousands of people are dying all over the world today in countries like afghanistan, iraq, syria, mali, myanmar, unconventional wars, irregular conflicts. this is a dominant form of warfare. >>brian: in history, george washington fought a guerrilla war, the french-indian war. we had to half fight that way to win that way in the revolutionary war. is this newfangled drone technology a way to have an antiseptic counter to the guerrilla war? >> that is what the obama administration hopes. they would like it if they could have folks in nevada pushing buttons blowing up terrorists on the other side of the world and they don't have to worry about any more. unfortunately what we see if we don't control the
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territory on which these terrorist groups operate, we don't achieve lasting effects. >>brian: we don't get rid of the next al-awlaki. >> it would be good if we could capture these terrorists. we would have to have rules on detainees and the obama administration doesn't want to send anybody to guantanamo. the only option we have now is we either kill them or let them go. that's an unfortunate position to be in. >>brian: they are talking about having a drone court. i think i want to take out al-awlaki. let's go to a three-man court system and see if we can get permission. what do you think about that idea? >> i'm wondering how this would have worked in world war ii. there were japanese americans being killed in those bomb raids. does that mean franklin roosevelt needed to go to a judge to get permission to send those bombers over
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there? >>brian: you are one of the most respected war historians in this country. how concerned are you about the cuts coming our way to the defense industry? >> i'm very concerned because if you listen to what the joint chiefs of staff are saying, they are warning we could see another hollow army like we be saw in the 1970's with a lack of readiness, a lack of training; a military that cannot perform all the tasks it is asked to do. that is what is going to happen if the skwefrt -- success ter takes march -- if the sequester takes effect march 1 and is not quickly reversed. >>brian: guerrilla warfare is the same as it was back then? >> it is designed to negate the fire power advantage using ambush type tactics. it has been an effective tactics against the romans, it is an effective tactic against us. >>brian: max booth, author of "invisible army."
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thanks for joining us. >> thanks very much. >>brian: ten minutes before the bottom of the hour. free preschool for everybody. that is what president obama wants. but he forgot to mention one thing. how much it will cost. stuart varney has a calculator. he's going to break down the numbers for us. >> the best video we've had all morning. a mob of kangaroos invade a golf course. wait till you hear why.
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>>alisyn: 24 minutes past the hour. time for headlines. the remaining world war ii
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veteran senate is retiring. frank laureateburg is the -- frank lautenberg has served five terms. >> let's go over to steve. >>steve: it was one of his big proposals during his state of the union address on friday night. president obama hitting the road yesterday to promote his plan to offer free high-quality preschool for every kid in america. >> the size of your paycheck shouldn't determine your child's future. so let's fix this. let's make sure none of our kids start out in the race
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of life already a step behind. let's make it a national priority to give every child access to a high-quality early education. >>steve: he said access but who's going to pay for it? one problem while the president offered details about it, he failed to mention exactly who would foot the bill. stuart varney has been thinking about this and joins us live. stuart, i read somewhere with this high-quality preschool for every four-year-old in america, it would cost $10,000 per kid per kwhraoer. where's -- per year. where's that money coming from? >> that is probably accurate. that is probably an accurate figure. the question was put to celia nunez, domestic policy advisor for the president and she sraoe fused to -- she refuseed to say how much this program will cost. she did say it will not add one dime to the deficit. >>steve: how is that possible? >> look what the president is doing here. it is a repeat performance
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of his campaign which is you raise taxes on the rich and offer all kinds of free stuff to people who will vote for you in the future. this is one of those occasions. free preschool education for four-year olds. it's free. here it is. hand out the goodies. what the president is really doing here -- because he's not saying how he's going to pay for this -- he's buying votes with future taxpayer money. he's increasing the scope of the unions because it is the teachers union which will staff these preschools and he's introducing more big government to the state. the government is going to say you offer this preschool. we may pay for a little of it but you've got to pay for most of it. >>steve: when the president has been out making the case, he makes it sound like if we can just get this done, kids will wind up having better lives, be smarter and we'll have a better economy. but i have read preschool is not effective after the third grade. it helps you kindergarten, first, second, third.
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but then there is a gigantic diminishment of the effectiveness. >> the president is saying this is an investment. not spending. it is an investment which has a payoff in a better society and better educated kids and more money flowing to the treasury in the future. he's also going for an early head start program. that's for three-year olds and under. he's also going for increase in the home visiting program where nurses and professionals go to the homes of the poor to sign them up for preschool education, for food stamps, for cell phones, for example. that's what he's pushing for. not just universal pre-k. it's a lot more than that. it's entitlement. >>steve: it's an extension of, quite literally, the nanny state. >> i would agree with that. yes, i would. >>steve: stuart, we're going to be watching you over on fox business channel this morning at 9:20. you've got lots to talk about. >> we have brian kilmeade on the show this morning.
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here's the question, and i will pose it, i think you should allow high schoolkids to go straight to the nba and pay them. brian will give me an that. >>steve: i heard it in the break. it's a good one. stuart, thank you very much. meanwhile, the nightmare for those cruise passengers not over with. next we're going to hear from a lawyer who has sued carnival a number of times before. do these people have a case? you can own a piece of history. ask anna could kooiman. >> this patriotic statue is heading to the auction block. it marks an iconic moment in american history. we'll talk with an historian and owner talk about how much it's going to go for they think. first, happy birthday to jane seymour. lobsterfest is the king of all promotions.
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balcony. there was smoke all over the place. so we woke up and went out in the hallway. people were slamming doors and freaking out. the ship's on fire, the ship's on fire. at that point it sunk in, the reality of this is a very serious situation. >> it was really intense because nobody really knew what was going on. there was a moment where the electricity went out and you could hear the screams of babies and mothers. there was an elderly couple sitting next to me and i could hear them saying remember i love you. remember i love you. >> we waited for hours. they kept coming on every hour or so saying we're still waiting to get into the engine room. the temperature is too hot. there were a lot of people we heard that their cabin flooded. they were ankle deep in sewage. it was a mess. >> you'd see wet spots, towels, bags. they gave us red bags to do our business in. you'd see stuff like that. >> we slept by our lifeboat. we did.
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everyone else, it was like a tent city. everyone made tents out of sheets strung up with ropes. it looked like a refugee camp on top. >> camped by our lifeboat. we had dreams about high panic happening. >>steve: in those early shots we saw a bunch of mattresses out on the open decks because people said it was too hot with no air conditioning. they had to get outside, fresh air for other obvious purposes. what's next for the people who survived this voyage? can they sue? do they have a case? joining us is a guy who sued carnival a number of times, maritime attorney michael winkelman. thanks for joining us from miami. we had on about a half-hour ago a small business owner who was trapped at sea on that ship that was not working. she was not happy with the compensation from carnival. can she get more than what they're offering? >> absolutely.
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100%. she shouldn't be happy at all. i think the $500. keep in mind the concordia, every person who was on there, no matter who they were was offered $45,000 in compensation, roughly. that was a shock -gs, maybe five, six, seven, hour period. here you have an extended five-day period. to say $500 is a joke and it is carnival's hope they can have some people go away. >>steve: 32 people died on the concordia. >>brian: carnival cruise lines, this went wrong, obviously horrendously wrong. why wouldn't from the p.r. perspective, why wouldn't you want to [inaudible] these families? >> i think the big point is
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avoiding united states laws. they are a liberian corporation. they have headquarters in miami but they are not subject to u.s. taxes. they don't pay any federal taxes. they are not subject to u.s. labor laws. they are basically able to get everything on the cheap and when people get hurt and bad things happen, they try to do everything they can to prevent those people from being able to make a recovery. >>alisyn: what would be an appropriate compensation for these passengers? >> that is a question that should ultimately be decided by a jury of their peers. that is one of the great things of the u.s. legal system. you go before a jury and any passenger says this is what happened to me and they determine what the value of that should be. what is really important is there is some unique legal issues going on here because of the this passenger ticket contract. any time you have me on talking about a cruise i'm going to talk about the ticket contract. all that is is a tool by carnival and every cruise line designed to take away your rights. here not only are they trying to limit their liability for emotional distress claims, they are also trying to prevent you from having any type of a class action which is important here.
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but also they are trying to force these passengers to go into arbitrations now. instead of being able to go to united states court, they would have to go and arbitrate and the arbitrator would be paid ford and chosen by -- paid for and chosen by carnival. >>steve: it will be interesting to see what they do next. >>brian: have you gotten calls already, michael? >> absolutely. not from anyone on the ship but from family members of people on the ship. >>steve: the next 14 voyages for the ship have already been canceled and suddenly people who thought they were going on vacation next week are staying at home. michael winkelman, thank you for joining us from miami. >> any time. nice to see you guys. >>steve: 23 minutes before the top of the hour. some headlines, secret documents in the chandra levy murder case about to go public. the washington, d.c. intern, of course, remember was killed back in 2001. an illegal immigrant was convicted of her murder in 2010 but a judge has been holding sealed hearings in
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recent weeks that could signal a problem with that prosecution. some partial transcripts from those proceedings will be released in about a week. >>brian: she -- the form er san diego congress woman admitting to a gambling addiction. >> it was a time in my life -- i guess it's the last chapter of my life -- where i lost my husband, i lost three of my siblings, i lost my two best friend. >>brian: authorities say o'connor won over $1 million. -- won over $1 billion. >>steve: she lost $2
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billion. sounds like our government. >>alisyn: pagan holidays will now be recognized at some colleges. it is designed to help faculties so they won't give homework. university officials said they have not received any complaints. >>steve: way to go. an unexpected hazard at the women's australian open. look out, folks. kangaroos are invading the golf course! open your eyes. look at this video from the golf channel. the mob forcing a delay after taking over the course. luckily they eventually wandered off and play resumed. the kangaroos were drawn to the watered golf courses because of the drought conditions in australia. they were hopping mad.
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>>brian: the l.p.g. doesn't have enough hurdles. now they have to deal with kangaroos. one of the contestants was bitten by a snake. she had to dig out the venom from her arm. >>alisyn: i'm going to transition because this is one of the most significant and recognizable images of all time. five marines raising the flag on iwo jima. the 1945 picture captured the world and years hraeurtd it was made into a monument. >>steve: that monument, the ofrpblg tphal, is -- the original is going up for auction. anna kooina is live at the war museum. >> good morning. this guy behind me, 12 1/2 feet tall, 20 feet with the flag. it's five tons of steel and going on the auction block on february 22. i'm joined by the owner, the collector, historian,
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author. he's got a lot of titles. rodney hilton brown. good morning. aside from this not being able to fit in your living room, you really want people to enjoy this. that is why you're putting it up for sale? >> it's been entombed in a warehouse for eight years where nobody could see it. bringing it out yesterday and setting it up is obviously inspiring to see the boys again. >> it really is. it is an iconic moment in american history because it really marked the trance forges from a negative psychosis to a positive one during world war ii. >> the capture of mount surbachi was a psychological turning point. the casualties were so high that when americans back home saw this iconic picture of the flag being raised, it changed everyone's attitude about the war. instead of remember pearl harbor it became let's get the job done. >> one thing that is interesting to me as well is after this picture was snapped by joe rosenthal,
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they pulled three of the guys to come back and pose but the other three had actually passed away already. >> they had been killed within 48 hours of the flag raising. they knew the importance of the image and they got these other guys home for the fund-raising drive. they also posed for themselves in a sculptor's studio. we have pictures of that in the exhibit. >> rodney, thank you for sharing your time with us this morning and for being able to share this with america. appreciate it. back to you. >>steve: do they have any idea what that is going to sell for? >> $1.3 million to $1.8 million. if you have that amount of cash laying around, come on down. february 22. >>steve: thank you very much. >>brian: they risk their lives to rescue injured soldiers. now we're getting an inside look at how they do it. the video tremendous.
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>>steve: from extreme weather, they kept alisyn from going home for a couple of days to the shocking announcement that the pope was resigning, there's been a lot of big news to talk about this past week. >>brian: bigger than ali staying in the city? it wouldn't be "fox & friends" without a lot of fun. in case you missed it, here's an example. "fox & friends" starts
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right now. >> brian, do you want to say anything? >>brian: not yet. >> in a moment. >> the westminster kennel club dog show has all breeds barking for the big win and the winner will be here live. >>steve: we've got a fox news grooming alert. >> this is chris. he heard about the results from the experiment. he heard 85% of women love a clean-shaven guy. >>brian: your niece is on the cover of "sports illustrated." you guys are having kate upton on. give her my number and tell her happy valentine's day. we saw a shot of penguins running towards you. was that the reaction of most penguins? >> the penguins are curious
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animals. they kept running up trying to see what was happening. >>steve: what's the deal with the water bottle? >> my mouth got dry and i had to get water. would you like to have a swig before we get started? >> absolutely. >> bill clinton turned you down but brian kilmeade has not. >> all right. >> don't hurt me. be cool. you know what i mean? be cool. >> i'm going to try. >> turn me and dip. >>steve: put your hand behind her. there you go. >> that's pretty good. >>brian: good night, everybody. let's go to black. >> that's going to make the end of the week real. >>alisyn: that did make the end of the week real. gretchen was right. >>brian: i'm going to be dancing on the show now because i have a gift for
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it and a proclivity to be successful. >>steve: it's called "dancing with the news." >>brian: that's a look back and what you missed. >>alisyn: i saw it. i saw a lot of it but i didn't see your dancing. coming up, cultural sensitivity training course turns into a bash fest on america's founders. >> i want you to say the pilgrims were illegal aliens. say the pilgrims never gave their passport to the indians. >>alisyn: you won't believe what came next. >>steve: when a soldier is down and time is running down, an elite unit of the air force hops in the front lines to rescue them. we're going to meet the pararescue men next on "fox & friends." [ female announcer ] caltrate's done even more to move us.
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>>alisyn: ever wonder how our brave special operation guys swing into the most dangerous corners of the world and rescue prisoners? national geographic is launching a six part series called inside combat rescue which follows the pararescue men, an elite unit of the air force. >> gunshot wound to the right arm. conscious. >>alisyn: joining us are two of the men featured in the series, air force captain eric hampton and staff sergeant matthew blankenship. gentlemen, thanks for being here. this looks cool. this is great footage from
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the rescue. tell us what pararescuers do. >> save anyone any time anywhere with all sorts of equipment. >>alisyn: are these people taken prisoner behind enemy lines or what? >> we are the only ones trained specifically for pararecovery. we're trained to pick up any person in any type of situation anywhere. that could include behind enemy lines certainly. >>alisyn: pararescuers for short are called p.j.'s which i thought was funny because there is nothing warm and cuddly about what you guys have to do. tell us about some of the scenarios you guys have been in. >> helicopter crashes. i've been in scenarios more than five patients, like a mass casualty. outside more than what i have on my team, you know, more patients. scenarios where i have to use other tools to get in to, you know, vehicles to remove patients. a lot of equipment that
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you'll see that fire fighters use like jaws of life, lift bags, fire suppression kits, putting out fires on a regular basis. >>alisyn: that's intense. how about you? >> same deal. every single one of our guys is a combat diver. if a soldier or marine gets blown into a canal or if a u.a.v. crashes on to the ocean, we're going to go get that. every one of our guys is a free-fall jumper, static line jumper. tactical rescue is one of our huge specialties. we do extricatat i on, mountain rescue. >>alisyn: you do it all. you guys are famously private. you don't like to be in the limelight. how did they convince you to do this? >> it came down from our
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leadership that we're doing it. like you said, we pride ourselves on being silent professionals. we weren't a huge fan of it when it first happened. national geographic guys were extremely professional and we built a great relationship with them. >>alisyn: it is great for the general public to see what you guys do. inside national rescue. tune in to natjo. it is debuting february 9. he was the man who killed bin laden. but now he's fighting a different war, one for his family and one for his fellow seals. she sued her school for getting a bad grade. getting a bad grade. an update in this case.but she . i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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the brand-new development just ahead. >> brian: all right. it was like a scene out of armageddon. overnight a meteor weighing ten tons exploded in the sky, injuring hundreds of people. it was real. just ask the russians. >> steve: meanwhile, teach cultural sensitivity by bashing those who founded our country? it's true. >> i want to say the pilgrims were illegal aliens. say the pilgrims never gave their passports to the indians. >> steve: and the government course paid for by you and paid a lot. "fox & friends" hour two for friday starts right now. >> alisyn: good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us. great to be with you guys today.
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>> steve: what a big morning. we're going to talk about the people getting off the cruise ship. but that meteor, that's extraordinary! >> brian: good thing it didn't hit us, number one. i feel bad for the people it did hurt. could they have given some warning? like yesterday they could have said there is going to be a meteor in russia today? was anyone looking up? >> alisyn: we'll have details. i feel like people did know. >> steve: they are tracking stuff in space. >> alisyn: we'll update you in a moment. this fox news alert. while you were sleeping, thousands of passengers who were stranded on this cruise ship in the gulf of mexico, well, they got one step closer to home of the late last night they finally put their feet back on solid dry land and as you can see, they were very happy about it. joining us live from mobile, alabama, with the very latest is mary. tell us how the passengers are doing. >> good morning. after five-day nightmare
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experience, they have finally reached land. the carnival cruise ship triumph docked here about 9:00 p.m. central time last night. it had to be towed after losing power and drifting for days. passengers who had been stranded at sea without electricity and functioning sanitation here when they finally reached land. >> i'm ecstatic. so excite, just to be back home and to know i can go take a shower in a little bit. i can go to the restroom in a little bit, like not have to worry if there is water or not. >> conditions on the boat degraded as toilets overflowed and passengers had to resort to using plastic bag when is they had to go to the restroom. many describe the fear that rattled them when an engine malfunctioned and caught fire. >> we had to run to the life boats. we were on deck 2. we had smoke and them telling us to get out. we went and were too scared toly. we just brought our mattresses up and we had a whole group of us lined up along the
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deck sleeping. >> some were greeted by loved ones and stayed here in mobile. but the majority board buss to texas and new orleans. we spoke to passengers who said despite the horrible conditions on board, they give most of the credit to the crew for keeping them calm and comfortable in these conditions. alisyn. >> alisyn: thanks so much for that update. >> steve: joining us on the phone right now is a passenger who was on the nightmare ship, jacob colmes joins us live in new orleans. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. how are y'all doing? >> steve: we're doing okay. we know you're heading back to your home in austin, texas later today. after all you have been through, you would take another cruise one day, wouldn't you? [ laughter ] you know, they offered me a free seven-day cruise. how are you going to turn that day? free food for seven days and eat all you want. wait on you hand and foot, sounds pretty good. >> brian: it sounds like your attitude is great. what was the toughest part of sleeping in the hall, not knowing what was happening or if
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the ship was going under? >> the toughest part of the first day was not knowing what was going to happen. you feel like all the worst nightmare. you start to think the ship is going to sink. will i be able to talk to my loved ones again? as things start to settle down, the real worry was the smell of mildew, that sort of thing. it went from worry that the ship was going to sink that you could get sick from anything you touched. >> alisyn: we've heard that from so mansengers, jacob, about just the smell, how unsanitary it got. can you describe sort of a typical hour in your experience? >> i think it's hard to describe the smell. when there was no power, you don't have any toilets on the ship. so if you can't flush the toilets, you can't use any of the water, you can't clean anything.
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i will say that the crew did an unbelievablely amazing job at doing the best with what they had. it was nonstop. they were only sleeping three to four hours a night. for us, we may go up on the deck. you may get some sun. but for the crew, they're working like crazy. so as long as we stayed out of the smells and didn't touch anything, it might end up being kind of a normal day. >> steve: right. i understand you would have to stand in a line for two hours to get a cheeseburger, but you did because you love cheeseburgers. also -- >> who doesn't? >> steve: who doesn't. but also there was a long line for the charging stations. there were a limited number of outlets and everybody who had their chargers would try to piggy back on to them, right? >> yeah. >> steve: we're look at a picture right there. >> you have the food lines were a little bit different. after the cheeseburgers came u. but the charging stations were always crazy. what we did, we went to different sections of the ship
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and you see these screens that were still on. atm machine obviously didn't work. we just pulled them away from the walls, you know, attached cords from anywhere we could find on the ship. we grabbed one from behind our tv, plugged an extension and daisy chain another and so forth and so forth. you see all these people sitting around in this maze of chargers trying to -- in hopes they can get their device up for the next time you can call your folks or your daughter or whatever. >> steve: or call the tv station like you're doing right now. in new orleans heading for austin, thank you very much. we're glad everybody made it out okay. >> thanks for having me. >> brian: mardi gras just wrapped up. stay there and enjoy it. >> steve: he has a good attitude. >> alisyn: other headlines. this unbelievable story, there was a massive meteorite that weighed ten tons and exploded in the sky over russia, leaving at
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least 500 people there hurt. you could see people screaming in horror. that's in the mountains. it exploded, causing a shock wave that blew out windows and sent fragments falling to the ground. surveillance video shows just how strong the blast was, blowing off doors and windows at businesses. blade runner oscar pistorius will remain behind bars after his bail hearing is postponed. he's covering his head as he's led to court. prosecutors say they will pursue a premeditated murder charge against the 26-year-old for the murder of his girlfriend. this new photo was captured inside court as he broke down in tears and this is a new look at the gun police think was used in the shooting. in the bag there. his girlfriend was shot four
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times. initial reports claimed pistorius thought she was an intruder, but police are dismissing that theory. charred remains found in the ruins of a burned out california cabin are identified as ex los angeles police officer christopher dorner. dental records were used to make the positive i.d he's accused of killing four people, including a police officer and the daughter of a former l.a.p.d captain. a judge rejected $1.3 million bid by a former lehi university student who sued over getting a c plus grade. meghan claimed the money she would have gotten for being a licensed therapist but could not because of the poor grade. she sued for that. she argued her grade should have been a b. those are your headlines. >> brian: sue if you have a problem. >> steve: sure, everybody does. >> brian: i was just saying that what about these courses you can take that are federally funded that breed culturally sensitivity.
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>> steve: the united states department of agriculture apparently hired a company, and you're about to see a guy by the name of samuel, and his company was paid $200,000 for diversity training for the people who work at the department of agriculture. they got some real gems of wisdom from this. >> brian: real pearls. >> steve: gee, judicial watch sued with freedom of information act request, finally the video was released. here is sam talking about how the pilgrims, the people who founded this country, were really illegal aliens. >> i want to say the pilgrims were illegal aliens. say the pilgrims never gave their passport to the indians. by the way, i don't like the word minorities. how about mother-in-law -- emerging majorities? [ laughter ] easy, easy, easy. down, down. but people label minorities.
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i'm more likely to fail in technical areas because that's intelligence, true or false? it's false. >> brian: he got a tipoff. they got tipped off about this class, how expensive it was and the curriculum that was being relayed. so they followed up and was probably just as bad if not worse than they thought. >> alisyn: they got that tape that you just saw through a freedom of information act. so the president of judicial watch shared his thoughts on what he saw on this tape on o'reilley. >> a lot of money is being spent here. that gentleman was making $7,600 per training session, at least $200,000 over two years, 125,000 or so just last year alone. these are mandatory training sessions, according to the whistle blower. the obama administration decided to make the diversity the end all and be all at the department of agriculture and talk about
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cultural transformation. >> steve: well, usda spokesperson told fox news back in october that the training was meant to increase diversity awareness and was well received by the employees. >> brian: nothing like a good dose of anti-americanism to be culturally sensitive. >> alisyn: let us know what you think about this on twitter. he killed bin laden, but now he's intoitying a different war, one for his family and his fellow seals. we have the latest update on this powerful story next for you. >> brian: then. >> steve: it's an illegal drug, but get busted with pot on the streets of new york city and you're slapped with a get out of jail free card. it's true. right back [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to for recipes, plus a valuable coupon.
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>> steve: this week the brave navy seal known only as the shooter told the world, our government, abandoned him after he left the military. then he went up on capitol hill to tell lawmakers the same thing. >> brian: top secret meetings, we don't even know the ones in the meeting. the next guest originally wrote the story, met with the shooter and it was in esquire magazine. he's the executive chairman for the center for investigative reporting and back with us. phil, you and the shooter went to capitol hill. how would you characterize these meetings? what was the objective? >> the objective really was to make these members aware, both republicans and democrats, was remarkably bipartisan. the meetings were remarkably bipartisan w. met with senior members of the senate and house and their staffers, many of whom were ex-military or current military. and everyone was -- first of all, enormously respectful of the shooter and what he and his colleagues have done for the
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country. but also completely focused on this notion of what kind of compensation should there be for these elite special forces. everyone acknowledged that they're called special for a reason. they do a kind of job, they go on missions that are unique to them, but there is also a great deal of respect, of course, for all veterans and not wanting to kind of diss veterans who aren't members of special forces. but everyone, every member we visited had read the article. i will say as the author of the article, it's a pretty long one. so not everyone is going to get through it. but they all knew it backwards and forward and discussed it with great enthusiasm about how do we help these guys? what can we do? >> steve: and because of the nature of his injuries, through time, over 16 years, he retired short of 20 years. he didn't get military pension per social security e. but you want to make people understand this, the shooter went to capitol hill not for
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himself. he's not looking for a handout because he is currently, in the last couple of months, apparently and you report this, he's doing a form of consulting and he is earning a living. but he wants to help other people in his situation. >> he said that you're absolutely right. he said that over and over at each office where we met with members. this is not about me. this is not about me. this is about everyone in my category, in my situation because when he first got out last fall, he did not have a pension, as you know, as none of them do if they leave short of 20 years. he did not have any kind of protection for himself and his family and he did not have health care for his family. and he didn't have a job. he still had, as he said, the same bills he had when he was in the navy making a salary. and it took him a number of months and the support of friends, which all these guys should have and many of them do have -- to get going. but he's very resourceful and very independent and he wants
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everybody to know that he's doing fine personally at this point, but he wants to help, again, the larger group. >> alisyn: that's great. that's good to know. meanwhile, the navy has responded to your article and all the things, the claims in it, that he didn't have a pension and he wasn't going to have health care for his family. the navy said none of this should have come as a surprise. they said he made a deliberate and informed decision to retire three years early. how would the shooter respond to that? >> well, i don't want to respond on behalf of the shooter, although we have talked about it quite a bit. i think what was recognized in the offices on capitol hill by every single member and every single staffer was that this kind of service wasn't anticipated. when you join, he joined initially thought he would stay a few years. then he thought he'd stay 30 years because he enjoyed the work so much. he was so good at it, he had so many close friends. but you get 16 years in or 15
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of which look very familiar. but there is something new about them, something has been changed and now they were just voted on as products of the year. >> exactly. so every one of these products has some new innovation and 50,000 consumers vote in a bunch of different categories to pick the product of the year in every category. >> alisyn: so the first one, the first trend you're calling it is under nostalgia. what are we nostalgic for? >> no one loves girl scout cookies and the nestle crunch people decided to make candy out of the girl scout cookies. >> alisyn: wow. [ applause ] they want to know what took them so long? >> they're awesome. things like farmers garden, pickles, no preservatives, no artificial colors. they put fresh garlic, carrots in the mason jars so they have the look and feel of old time canning. >> alisyn: they do. the next one is just hassle free healthy food. what did the voters like best?
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>> what quaker medley, fresh fruit and nuts in those. they wanted to take their premium oatmeal and make it so it's easy. they were able to do that and kind of season steamers is another one. they're frozen vegetables, but figured out a way to have them very tasty, that you don't have to put butter on them so they're healthy and easy and crisp. >> brian: that sounds good. let's talk about the best products for going outside. >> outside. so not quiet, but pretty soon, bud control backyard, 110 plus insects for the whole summer, eight weeks out in your yard. >> alisyn: you spray this in your yard? >> yeah. you can put it on your hose and spray your whole yard and for eight weeks it gets rid of 110-plus bugs. for your pet, ademeanor smart shield has a great applicator has a great thing. it gets into the skin, under all
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the fur. so it's a great thing for your pet. >> alisyn: good to know. what do we like about laundry pack? >> laundry packs, the one thing when they made concentrated liquids, people still were putting too much in. they thought if i put more, any clothes will get cleaner, but that was not the case. it's bad for your clothes and the viral. these are actually made so they're the right dosage and people have the right amount of detergent in their laundry. >> alisyn: okay. next, skin care. >> skin care. if you look down here, we have triple moisture. dial triple moisture. they're finding a way -- everyone wants to get clean, but wanted moisture. this is three times more moisturizer than the regular body wash. so it's a really great thing for your skin. one other skin care item, the abreva conceal. cold sores not a fun thing, so they're usually from stress. use that, you can put them on and put make-up right over it. it's a great thing.
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>> alisyn: last, what about home care? what do we like best? >> home care, we've got like brawny, surf detergent and finished quantum, actually gels and powders are great in your dishwasher. but if they combine too early, they aren't as effective. this separates into three chambers and releases it at the appropriate time in your dishwasher. >> alisyn: that is new age. >> yeah. >> alisyn: wow! colleen kelly, you're the managing detector for product of the year. thank you for sharing these with us. >> thank you very much. >> alisyn: let's go over to brian. i'll do it. it was like a scene out of armageddon. watch this. (scream) ten times and it ex plodded in the sky, injuring hundreds of people. janis dean is here with how in the world did this happen. then, did you jump out of an airplane? it's not as scary as you might think if you get to jump with
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morning. (scream) >> brian: how howe in the world does something like that happen in this world? were there any warning signs besides that trail of smoke? can it happen here? let's bring in janis dean. you don't think it happened in this world and other worlds. should we be worried about a meteor? >> i think the reason this is such a popular story right now and a tragic in some cases, fortunately, no one died. but we've seen 400, 500 people hurt basically from broken glass because of this asteroid moving into the earth's atmosphere. it's a space rock, before it moves into the earth's atmosphere. once it moves into the earth's atmosphere, it heats up and the friction makes the light across the sky. >> steve: the smoke. >> exactly. this age of youtube and video, that's why we're seeing all this incredible video. people are nervous because we have another asteroid that today is going to come very close relatively close, to earth at
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17,000 miles. i think people are hyper sensitive to this. this type of event happens once in ten years. it's fairly common to have meteors enter the earth's atmosphere. >> steve: there are thousands that come in. >> absolutely. but they burn up before they hit the ground. one difference we want to make sure people now. it's an asteroid before it moves into the earth's atmosphere. it becomes a meteor once it gets into the earth's atmosphere and if it touches land, if it touches the ground, it's called a meteorite. >> steve: so most of them burn up before they got here. >> yes. >> steve: or they're the size of a piece of sand. >> absolutely. it does happen all the time. >> steve: but this is extraordinary because not only were people tracking it and cell phoning picturing it, and look at that picture there. that's crazy! >> like i said, because we're in this age of people have a lot of cell phones and cameras, that's why we're seeing all this video and people are going, oh, my gosh! i'm nervous about this. >> alisyn: how much warning do we get? >> nasa tracks these things. they're able to track 90% of the
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asteroids that could come close to us. but in this case, there was really no warning. people don't know what's going on. >> brian: i remember in the video game, you could shoot an asteroid out of the sky. i know in armageddon, in the movies, bruce willis and ben affleck were able to -- who else was in that? were able to stop it. is that what we're going to have to do at some point? >> nasa does track these things and they have the capability to stop them before they come close to earth. >> brian: lasers? >> all sorts of things. >> steve: there has been a nasa plan to send some sort of ship onto an asteroid, but once again, the asteroid that's going to come between us and some of our satellites later today, that's going to be far away, right? >> it's relatively close. the closest they've come in centuries. so that's why people are a little nervous. but no, it's not going to hit us. >> alisyn: let us know if there is ever one coming, all right? >> brian: even if we're in sports or in an interview. >> the pictures are unbelievable. i think that's why people are
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taking notice. >> steve: absolutely. >> alisyn: thank you. meanwhile, let's get to other top story. brand-new pictures and video of passengers getting off the crippled cruise ship after five days stuck at sea. you can imagine how happy they are to be reunited with their family and friends and dry land. but the nightmare is not over. >> brian: joining us right now from mobile, alabama, mayor sam jones. you knew these passengers were coming. what did you do to get ready for the onslaught of people who had some great needs? >> we had about two days notice that they would be coming and what we did was we came in, put the terminal together, put all of our people together, some 160 volunteers to provide hospitality to them. there was food for them. there were people here to make sure they got to where they want to go. we had one shuttle to take them into the downtown facilities to get whatever they needed. i think they're very appreciative of the hospitality. >> alisyn: oh, man, you must
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have been a sight for sore eyes after what they experienced, the ordeal at sea. how did the passengers respond? we've been seeing pictures of them kissing the ground. >> yes, we did see that. we saw them cheering as the ship came in. there was a lot of emotion there and they were just happy to be here. we were happy to be here to provide a welcome for them and also the hospitality for them when they got back. >> steve: quite a welcome it was. i know you just said that you got two days' notice. but they made history last night when they pulled that 900-foot ship into there in mobile because that's the biggest ship that has ever docked there. now, i would imagine, given the fact that you had 4,000 people on board, there weren't 4,000 hotel rooms in your town of mobile, right? >> yes. we had 4,000 rooms available in the area. but a number of them went to new orleans because they caught flights out of new orleans, on charters. so we wound up with all of our
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downtown hotels filled. the crew is staying here. there is about 1,000 people. also some of the carnival officials are in town in mobile. so our hotels were fielded downtown as well as restaurants last night. i think that the important thing also, the ship is being repaired in mobile at v.a. systems, one of our shipbuilding companies. >> brian: finally, mayor, who pays for this? they got to get hotel rooms. you guys got to get paid. as much as you want to be nice, who writes that check? >> carnival has to write that check. >> steve: it's sudden boost for your economy. unfortunate circumstances, but it's great you were there, able to provide open arms for the 4,000 people who wanted to get off that darn boat. mayor sam jones -- >> we like to -- >> steve: go ahead. >> we like to think we specialize in hospitality here. >> steve: i've been down there and you certainly do. now you got thousands of extra new friends in the neighborhood
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today. >> alisyn: forever indebted to you. mayor jones, thanks so much for coming on with us. >> thank you. >> steve: okay. if you were on a boat for five days and you couldn't do -- what would be the first thing you would do? >> alisyn: a hot shout. >> steve: i think so, too. >> brian: i would like to go fishing. just get back out on the ocean. not even shower. it may be it's time for your headlines. it may be soon -- it may soon be a whole drone world. the faa requesting proposals to create six test sites for drones across our country. military is relying heavily on unmanned drone to target terrorists overseas. but many are concerned it could lead to surveillance. the obama administration's drone policy causing concern over john brennan's nomination to be the next c.i.a. director. he's not confirmed yet. >> steve: meanwhile, he first banned large sodas. now he wants to ban styrofoam. but pot? that's okay? new york city mayor announcing that anybody stopped with a, quote, small amount of marijuana
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will no longer have to spend the night in the jail. they will instead be given a violation and not a misdemeanor. bloomberg says he supports governor andrew cuomo's plan to decriminalize pot possession if it's under 15-grams. >> brian: the governor should legalize fracking. >> steve: the town is going to pot. >> alisyn: virginia couple who work for the government are $217 million richer this morning. dave and nancy honeywell, the sole winner of the powerball jackpot. dave brought it at the richmond airport and once he found out he won, he was worried how he was gog get the ticket safely home. >> in minneapolis, i found this wallet that you put on your arm. i used it before for traveling overseas. i put it inside my long sleeves or whatever and put the ticket in there. but i kept checking it on the way home. with like, it's got to be there. >> alisyn: sticking it in his sleeve, that sounds safe. they had a choice of taking the full jackpot in 30 -- or 30 annual payments -- wait a
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minute. in 30 annual payments or the one-time cash option of $136 million. they took the cash. everybody does. you know, they say to take the installments. >> steve: you know with a? just like brian, they want to go fishing. >> brian: absolutely. real quick before break, coming up on kilmeade and friends on the radio, from 9 to noon on -- you can get us on kilmeade and and hopefully one of your local stations. we have booked alisyn camerota and we're going to try to get tucker carlson and find out what happened at that dinner. and simulcasting with varney. >> steve: it is a good show. straight ahead on this friday morning, coming up, it's a bird, it's a plane. nope. it's ainsley earhart jumping out of an airplane! >> brian: i cannot believe it. >> alisyn: i can't either. >> brian: one lucky guy. >> steve: she's up next. she's hooked on him she's up next. why she took the leap of faith.!
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kids, there are so many distractions, right? the u.s. air force academy, it's hard to stay grounded, but for a very different reason than it was for you guys. we went to colorado springs to find out why. this is what going to class looks like for cadets at the air force academy. >> you have to have a desire and it's not for everybody. but if you really want it and work hard for it, it's worth every minute. >> it's different from any other college you've ever been to. you go through 40 hours of ground training and then we take you up in the plane and you leave by yourself. >> 4,000 cadets about to school here. 700 of them graduate from the jump program every year. >> our jump program has been putting cadets on a plane, it's all about character development. we're trying to teach them to confront their fears. >> this is sean, a graduate of the air force academy. >> i saw "top gun" in high school, cheesy, i know. but after seeing that, i was
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blown away and i go, that is what i want to do. >> what's your call name? >> spirit. when i was a young guy, i almost taxied into someone, i almost speared him with my f-15. >> no! >> that would have been a $50 million mistake. >> no mistaking it now. he's the one in charge. he teaches our air force how to jump out of planes and now they're teaching us. >> we're going to squat down like a baseball catcher and big give him a big smile. >> i'm nervous already. they talk us through what's going to happen when we're looking at the ground at 11,000 feet. a scary thought, even for the experienced. have you said the prayers? >> i have. >> okay. >> we hope for the best and prepare for the worst. >> you nervous? you shouldn't be nervous.
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and now the time has come. and we are off. once we get high enough above pike's peak, it is time. no turning back at this point. so i kindly volunteer morgan, our fox news producer, to go first. the doors open and within seconds, she is gone. and now it's my turn. (the danger zone ♪ ♪ run into the danger zone ♪ ♪ >> that was incredible! my feet are planted on the ground! staying grounded is easy for the wings, even though easy is not what they signed up for.
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the best of the best, putting the air in air force. [ applause ] >> alisyn: wow! excellent! >> the cadets do this all the time. this is the only place in the world where the cadets actually jump out by themselves the first time. >> brian: how long does it take from the moment you flip out to you land? >> 40 seconds and then you pull the golf ball, and you're in the air for 45 seconds. >> alisyn: were you terrified? >> i really wasn't because i had that guy on my back and he has thousands of jumps under his belt. >> steve: brilliant, though. >> thanks. >> steve: i'll go out, as soon as we send the producer. good-bye! >> you know, we had a lot of fun out there. but we can't forget these are the men and women that are training for our country and they do this when they're facing danger. >> steve: they are the best. very nice. >> thank you! i'm kissing the ground like the people off the cruise ship.
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>> alisyn: i understand. >> brian: you smell a lot better than them. >> alisyn: can we relax now? >> steve: yeah. all right. from ainsley flying through the sky to watching birds from your backyard, up next, we tell you how to know what you're looking at and why you should this weekend. >> alisyn: first on this day in 1969, "everyday people" by sly and the family stone with the number one song look what mommy is having. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle.
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>> alisyn: the answer to the aflac question of the day is janis dickinson. the winner is alicia from fort
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lauderdale. congratulations. think you know all the birds in your backyard? you may want to grab your binoculars. >> steve: what? >> alisyn: can you read the prompter with that on? >> steve: there it is right there. starting today, is a great backyard bird count, national evice president to count all the birds in your area. joining us is jim carpenter, founder and ceo of wild birds unlimited and a few of his feathered friends. good morning to you. >> good morning. it's great to be here. my company is wild birds unlimited. 280 stores. what we do is help people enjoy the backyard birds. we sponsor the great backyard bird count. >> alisyn: what is that? >> it's a program of the cornell university, it's been going on for 16 years. one weekend every year we take an inventory of all the birds across north america. this weekend, starts today. >> steve: bring in the birds!
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>> it helps us create like an inventory of all the birds that are here. >> brian: so let's get an idea. these are birds we will not find in our backyard. >> you might. >> brian: i might find an owl? >> steve: we have owls in our backyard. >> owls are a great backyard bird. most people don't know it 'cause they're out at night. and so oddly enough, you don't get many owls in new york city, though. there were no owls scene on the count last year. but one being seen in central park. if somebody goes out and sees that, we want to get on the count. >> brian: are they endangered? >> they are not. but there are only 1400 owls on the count last year. so we need to get nighttime counters. >> alisyn: here is the deal, i do have an owl in my backyard, but i never see him. i hear him. >> i tell you how it tell the difference between a bard owl. they're easy to identify. it says who cooks for you. it's going to be (sound). something like that. >> brian: what did you just say? >> who cooks for you.
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if it didn't say that issue it's not one. >> brian: ali, do you have this in your backyard as well? >> alisyn: no. >> is a red tailed hawk. this is ruby, the red tailed hawk. turn ruby around so we can see her beautiful red tail. >> steve: you can't touch the bird? >> no, we can not touch these. they're wild birds, but used for educational purposes. they've been injured and now tenefly nature center brought these for us. we thank them. you can see them in your backyard, especially if you're kind of a big field back there. >> brian: what do they eat? >> these guys are daytime hunters. the bard owls is a nighttime hunter. they'll eat 80% of their diet is rodents. they're nice to have around, rodents and snakes. >> steve: you want folks to go out this weekend, today through sunday, and then report on to bird how many birds you saw and if you know the name of the species, write that down.
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>> absolutely. you can go to, or and follow the links. and what you can do is there is all kinds of resources on how to identify the birds, how to do the count. the important thing is what you can do for science called citizens science. >> alisyn: i'll tweet it out. thanks so much. >> thanks for having us on. >> alisyn: then an olympic hero charged with murder after his girl friend was shot in the head. was it a valentine's day surprise gone wrong? geraldo rivera has thoughts on this and will weigh in. >> brian: don't touch the hawk. then, you're not going to want to drink this. stunning new report on what happens when you add just one single drink a day. that's next at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook.
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>> alisyn: good morning, everyone. it's friday, february 15, i'm alisyn camerota in for gretchen. it was like a scene out of armageddon. watch this.
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(scream) overnight a meteorite weighing ten tons exploded in the sky, injuring hundreds of people. how in the world can this happen? could one come here? >> steve: asteroid is scheduled to do a fly by today. plus another developing story. they're so happy to be off the cruise ship, look at that, they got down on their knees and kissed mother earth. but the nightmare is not over yet. brand-new developments just moments away. >> brian: and from bill o'reilly's best selling book to the small screen, the actors from "killing lincoln" are here live. yes, that book is now a movie. "fox & friends" is a reality show and it starts now. >> alisyn: welcome back, everybody. great to see think morning. >> steve: slow news day. >> brian: just a meteor, carnival cruise line pull noose
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port. >> alisyn: it's armageddon. >> steve: right. not the movie. >> alisyn: this is real. this is our own reality show. we start with a fox news alert because while you were sleeping, a meteor exploded over the sky in russia. at least 500 people are hurt this morning. (scream) >> brian: how in the world does something like this happen in our world? were there any warning signs like a loud noise before the loud noise? and can it happen here? let's ask janis dean. >> something of this magnitude happens once in a decade. of course, in the age of youtube and cell phones and video cameras, we're seeing incredible images and i think people are hyper sensitive to this event because we have an asteroid that's coming the closest to earth in a century that's going to happen later on today. so those two coincidental cosmic events are making people sort of stand up and go, man, could this
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happen to me and could it anilate earth? >> steve: absolutely. >> brian: the answer is no, right? >> well, no. i do believe that in our lifetime, we're not going to seen asteroid hit the earth like the one we saw that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. but something like this, basically let's go over a little bit of meteorology. ancistroid is a space rock before it hits the earth's atmosphere. once it passes through the earth's atmosphere, it is now a meteor. once it hits the earth's surface, it's now classified as a meteorite. so that is what we're dealing with in terms of the terminology of the space rocks that move into the earth's atmosphere. and nasa is on this. they have a great space program that we should be funding more of. certainly in the next few
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decades as we got more technology on watching these things. but they have a handle on 90% of the asteroids that are going to come into the earth's atmosphere. and they can anilate these asteroids before they come. >> brian: missile defense could do that. they can knock a north korean missile out of the sky. >> steve: at least that's how they do it in the movies. there is going to be a gigantic asteroid to fly by today at 2:24 eastern time. >> yeah. that's the closest that we have seen something of this magnitude that potentially could come close to us in a century. again, people are hyper aware because just last night in russia we had these incredible pictures that are coming in. the boom that you hear in that video is actually the sonic boom before the meteor actually hits the ground. so that's the meteor actually moving through the atmosphere that makes that incredible
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noise. scientists are going to have to go out and survey the earth and the area where this hit just to see what type of magnitude we were talking about, where this potentially came from. but no, there was no warning on this. >> steve: 18,000 miles an hour. we should point out the 4 or 500 people injured were injured by, as you can see there, the windows blown out -- >> brian: falling glass. >> that was because of the sonic boom, by the way. >> steve: look at that! that is amazing. >> brian: thanks. >> alisyn: thank you. >> brian: four minutes after the hour. >> alisyn: time for your headlines. blade runner, oscar pistorius, will remain behind bars after his bail hearing is postponed. this is new video of him covering his head as he is led to court by south african police. prosecutors say they will pursue a premeditated murder charge against the 26-year-old for the murder of his girlfriend. this new photo was captured inside court as he broke down in tears. this is a look at the gun police think was used in the shooting. it's in a bag there.
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his girlfriend, reeva was shot four times. initial reports claim he thought she was an intruder, but police are dismissing that theory. pistorius denies the claim that he murdered his girlfriend. >> brian: we'll talk to geraldo about that in a few minutes. >> alisyn: charred remains found in the ruins of that burned out california cabin have now been identified as ex-los angeles police officer christopher dorner. dental records were used to make the positive i.d police are not saying how he died. he's accused of killing four people, including a police officer and the daughter of a former l.a.p.d captain. republican senators taking a stand against nominee chuck hagel. they have blocked a vote on his nomination amid growing concerns about his views. democrats cannot wait to vote on hagel. republicans say there should not be such a rush on such an important post. >> it's shocking that mirin colleagues would lead the nation without a fully empowered secretary of defense during all the things we have going on in the world, including a war.
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>> i think after only two days of a nomination being on the floor that a republican senators have questions to ask and information to seek that they ought to be allowed to do that. >> alisyn: hagel is still expected to be confirmed, but not after the senate goes on recess this week, or maybe not -- it's a medical first. f.d.a. giving the okay to a bionic eye. the person wears glasses with a video camera attached to them. the camera will then transmit the images to the artificial retina, bypassing damaged parts of the retina and sending them to the brain. it should be on the market later this year. it comes with a hefty price tag. could cost $100,000. >> steve: for the gift of sight people would pay. >> would that be covered by obamacare? >> steve: good question. you're a skipper. >> i am? >> steve: you must feel for the people who got off of the carnival ship. everybody got off safely.
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now they're talking about lawsuits. >> the main thing, they're so lucky that they did not have bad weather because cruise liner, the only way it can deal with heavy seas is to point the nose of the vessel, the bow of the vessel into the weather, into the waves. so if there was bad weather and that vessel was broadside to the waves, they would have had an awful time, and maybe even one of those circumstances where you could have had a capsized vessel. so they really dodged a bullet in that sense. in terms of the lawsuits, there undoubtedly will come cascades of them, i'm sure, for the over 3100 people on board. but their rights are really very limited. you have a situation where the contract, or the document of the ticket is very, very clear in terms of the limiting liability. so unless they can prove negligence, remember what happened. they had the engine room firearm four big engines knocked out by the suppression system on board.
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so unless they can prove that that was negligence leading -- >> alisyn: they do say that they knew that there possibly were mechanical issues with this. >> well, that's a fact issue they'll have to litigate it. but it's not a slam dunk. it really is n. you would think a as much as they have endured with the sewage and the inconvenience and the lack of light and the terror, the emotional distress that was inflicted by this incident, that they would have really an easy time of it. it will be very difficult. it's a high burden that they have to prove before they can sue. >> brian: i fully expect to see geraldo rivera on a tug boat. >> i thought of it. but they're saying things why didn't they get the generators to them earlier to provide emergency power? but the only way you can carry a generator over any distance is in a vessel. they were in the middle of the gulf of mexico when this happened, hundreds and hundreds of miles from any kind of assistance. so it wasn't until they got close to helicopter range that they could get the assistance. it sounds to me that the crew bent over backwards to help them.
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i certainly can understand -- now, i had my own horror on my disney cruise, but nothing at all to do with conditions. >> brian: too many characters. >> had to do with mickey. >> brian: disney does a great job. we saw the article, talked to the man who wrote the article. editor, he went up to capitol hill yesterday to try to get some things changed. here is phil bronstein. >> what was recognized in the offices on capitol hill by every single member at every single staffer was that this kind of service wasn't anticipated. when you join -- he joined initially thought he would stay a few years. then he thought he would stay 30 years because he enjoyed the work so much. he was so good at it. he had so many close friends. but you get 16 years in or 15 years in and you're going on constant deployment, constant combat deployment since 9-11, longest war wars in our history. you start suffering and you
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start want to go have a family life. a and a life outside of hunting people down and killing them. >> brian: do you believe special forces should get special compensation? >> i talked to a lot of my friends after the article hit. i was outraged at the person who killed the terror mastermind, who killed so many of us was being mal treated because he didn't do the 20 years. he only did 16 years, did not qualify for his pension and according to the article, had no access to health care and i have a couple of observations. first, is i wish he had taken some kind of limited duty. they would have found a place for this american hero, someplace within the navy, a job that was not as stressful, obviously, as working as a seal. i wish he could have done something more limited, limited duty. secondly, i think the article was wrong in terms of the health care. as i understand it -- >> steve: the shooter did not understand his rights because --
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>> alisyn: his family doesn't. >> he gets five years of health care under the v.a. and can apply for any kind of disability, as anybody on a train or bus driver could get, he certainly gets that. but still, you've got to bend over backwards when you have a hero involved that should not have ever been this upset. i think the essence of the article was there for correct and we have to be acutely aware of all these people coming back with all of -- >> brian: let me ask you, should special forces get special compensation? >> i think they should. i think that -- hazardous duty pay at the very least and there should be a way where, you know, please don't get this analogy wrong, but if you have a racehorse and he race has great career and he wins all these prizes for the owner, at a time you have to retire him and give him some -- >> brian: what about the stud? >> you put him out to wherever it is, at the very least we should have a place for returning combat warriors where they can go ranching or something, where we can pay them
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back, do something useful, but not as stressful as the job they had. >> steve: you're the only person i know who has mentioned it where the shooter thought he would never see crowds outside the white house shooting, usa, usa, with you right there. >> i was there. i was so proud. i was so happy. it was one of the great days -- it was one of the best days of my life. >> brian: the whole group watched you from afghanistan. >> i actually got a call from afghanistan that night from my friend, general john campbell who said they were all watching. i was so proud to be able to convey that news to our warriors in the field. >> alisyn: that is so great. good to see you. >> you, too. >> alisyn: coming up, want to know how it earn big money in journalism? >> steve: yes. >> alisyn: yes, we do. you have to lie. that's what this guy did. now he's $20,000 richer. we'll explain that story. >> steve: taking the money and running, hedge fund execs heading to miami for one major reason. cheryl casone will tell you what
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>> steve: welcome to miami. that's what many hedge fund executives from new york city are now hearing. they are racing south down i-95 to the sunshine state to escape sky high tax rates. "fox business" network cheryl casone is live in miami with the story. cheryl, if given the choice between new york city's high taxes and miami's high taxes, more taking miami's. >> oh, steve, exactly. that is what we're seeing. fox business sent me on this horrible assignment to come down to florida in the middle of the winter to look at reports that many financial companies and businesses from the tri-state area, new york, connecticut, new jersey, are actually moving down
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to florida because of high taxes in the tri-state area. if you think about it, you've got the 7th highest amount of personal income taxes paid by new yorkers. here in florida, one of seven states across the country that has no personal income tax. a lot of small business owners, they file as s corporations. that means they file as personal income tax, that's their filing system. they're saying forget it. i'm coming to florida, a lot nicer and the cost ofabout half. we had a lot of great interviews over the last couple of days to find out why they're making this move. it makes a lot of sense for them. >> steve: and the cost of living is an important thing to point out because new york city, of course, has some of the most expensive real estate in the world. if you're going to be a hedge fund guy or highly compensated employee here in new york city, you'll live in a nice place, it will cost you an arm and a leg. down there, there are some deals to be had. >> that's exactly it. we're looking at the average median home price here in the
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miami area, $150,000 right now. that's according to trullia. the average apartment in manhattan right now, $1.1 million. i don't care if you're making 200,000, 500,000, $5 million, that's real dollars and cents. that's why we're seeing a lot of these hedge funds and finance firms and brokerage houses and frankly, regular businesses that are saying, i don't need to do business in the tri-state area. i'm going to go somewhere like florida. also there is texas as well. texas is getting a lot of businesses that are leaving other parts of the country because frankly, the tax situation has gotten so dour, for many of us, that this is the trend we're seeing. the fox investigation in miami of all places, it's been fascinating. >> steve: sure. absolutely. thanks to computers, people can work on wall street and not actually work on wall street. you can be anywhere, including florida. i think, cheryl, that's one of the reasons rush limbaugh left new york city and lives full time down there in south
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florida. thank you very much for the live report from miami. >> you bet, steve. >> steve: she's lucky. you're not going to want to drink this. a stunning new report on what happens when you have just a single drink a day. so make mine a double. from bill o'reilly's best selling book to your living room on the small screen, the actors from "killing lincoln" join us live. >> the one and all, day and night. my life is within reach of anyone, sane or mad, by the hand of a murderer at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook.
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>> alisyn: every friday in february, we're teaming up with the ayles apprentice program to celebrate black history month. once again fox report's harris
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faulkner tells us about one man who has got the right stuff. hey. >> this was so much fun to do. good to see you. colonel guy blueford, the first african-american in space. but more than that, he's a man who dreamed big, believed anything was possible, and went beyond anyone's expectations. what kind of perspective do you get when you look down at earth from all the way up there? >> it's interesting because when you look down at the earth, you can't tell one country from another and you realize that all of us have to live on this one planet and we all have to get along. >> what's it like to be inside as you're being launched, hurled through space? >> well, being in space was so much fun. the view out the window was great. i loved it and i kid people all the time about the fact that they pay you to do this? >> i hear you saying zero and 1
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g. you're really smart. [ laughter ] guy stewart blueford was born and raised in philadelphia, the oldest of three brothers. both of his parents were college educated. his father, a mechanical engineer, and his mother, a public school teacher. >> so i grew up in an environment where hey, you are going to college. you know, you don't have a choice in this matter. [ laughter ] >> growing up in the 40s and 50s, did you ever feel like the cards were stacked against you because of the color of your skin? >> no. my parents did a very good job. we never felt as if we were limited in any way whatsoever. >> but the classroom was anything but natural or easy for guy in high school. an average student, he excelled in math and science, but plodded along in everything else. you had a guidance counselor, who had some doubts about how you would move on at the next level. what did she tell your mom? >> i was committed at that time, i wanted to be an aero space
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engineer. so you talk to the college counselor who should help you with college applications and all that sort of stuff. and unfortunately, this lady sort of thought that i may not be strong enough to get to college and recommended that i do something else. i ignored her. i think my mother was more upset about it than i was and i just didn't let that bother me. >> you had a plan, how you envisioned yourself as an engineer. you knew what you loved. did that make a difference, having a plan? >> yes. it really did. i knew and by tenth grade what i really wanted to do. >> part of that plan meant a detour to vietnam where he became one of the most decorated american fighter pilots and flew more than 140 missions. what did you love about it? >> i liked doing it by myself. >> okay. >> you know. i don't need a navigator or a copilot. i like to be able to climb in the cockpit, close the canopy
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and roar off. >> was it important to serve your country? >> yes. >> why? >> because i'm an american. i owe an awful lot to this country and i thought that one way of doing it is by serving my country. >> if he thought flying fighter jets was exhilarating, he was about to take off in a different gear. you hear nasa is looking for their next batch of astronauts. specifically for african-americans. what did you think your chances were? >> i didn't think my chances were high. >> with nearly 10,000 applicants competing for 35 slots, his chances were slim. but guy was one of three african-american astronauts who made it through. what kind of personality makes it into space? >> well, you have to be a person that can get along with a lot of different people. but you also have to be a team player. >> were you anxious? >> i was excited about flying. so i think we were well prepared.
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interesting enough, when you rocket into space, it's almost like riding a simulator. it's -- the simulations are so good on the ground that it almost felt like you had been there before. >> now you find out that your mission has been moved up and you're actually going to be the first african-american in space. what goes through your mind? >> well, i was just excited about flying. but i also recognized the importance of the role that i was going to play and my goal was to do the best job that i could. >> for his second flight, his mission was scheduled to go up in january of 1986, the same slot as the challenger disaster. >> 51 people were having problems with payloads and they flipped us. so we ended up having a safe flight, but it was really very erie to realize that the mission after us on challenger was the one that we lost the crew. >> judy raznick, these weren't just astronauts on board. these were people you knew. >> right.
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these were people in my class. >> it's a tough question, but it's one i want to ask. did you feel guilty that you weren't on that flight? >> no. not really. i felt very fortunate that i was not on that flight. one of the things that i did was i made a commitment to make sure that we flew safely again. >> when people watch the story, what do you want them to take away from it? >> that i did a very good job. i chased my dream. so chase those dreams that you really think get you excited and you'll end up doing a lot greater than you ever imagineed. >> what you're watching right there, you're seeing the colonel with some young science and math students. they were actually invited to spend the afternoon with him and soak up some of his experience and inspiration. it's a program that they do there. and we want to give special thanks to where we shot this, great lakes science museum in cleveland, ohio, which sits beautifully on the frozen, now
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frozen, most of it, lake erie, or some of it at least, for providing such a beautiful backdrop for our story. next week we'll finish out the series with the real state developer, donahue peoples, who was born he says at the right place at the right time. that's what historians think. like any great entrepreneur, he took advantage of those opportunities and is breaking new ground. some of it right here in new york city. we'll tell but it. >> alisyn: we look forward to that. but colonel blueford what, a fascinating guy. i love people who defy guidance counselors' predictions. >> right. >> alisyn: that's great! it's a great lesson for teen-agers and adolescents everywhere. >> i'm guessing you're raising your children to be rebels. >> alisyn: they're doing it on their own. >> okay. like mama. >> alisyn: nice to see it pays off at times. >> it can. >> alisyn: thanks so much for introducing us to him. >> i learn a lot from each of these. it's a great way to share the history we all share. >> alisyn: great to see you. teach cultural sensitivity by bashing those who founded this
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>> alisyn: fox news alert. the people trapped on the carnival triumph are back on land and now we are hearing the firsthand accounts of how horrible it was on the ship. let's listen. >> we waited for hours. they kept coming on maybe every hour or so and saying, we're still waiting to get into the engine room. temperature is too hot. there were a lot of people we heard that their cabins flooded. they were ankle team in sewage. it was a mess. >> you would see wet spots, towels, bags. they gave us red bags to do our business in. you would see stuff like that. >> we sat by our life boat. we did. everyone else, there was like a tent city. everyone made tents out of sheets, strung up with ropes. it looked like a refugee camp up on top. >> kind of camped out by our life boat 'cause we had have nightmares about titanic happening and we wanted to be
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right by the life boat. >> steve: a lot of the passengers, as soon as they got off, we were talking emergency roomier, the first thing you would like to do is get a hot shower. a lot of them wanted to get something to eat because they didn't trust the food on board. >> alisyn: yes. they've been eating raw onion sandwiches. >> steve: although i heard yesterday, they were serving lobster and pineapple. so it's not exactly -- they had plenty to eat. >> alisyn: all right. let's get to the rest of your herd lines. he's accused of lying, making up quotes and plagiarizing, but that's not stopping a well-known journalism foundation from paying jonah layerer to speak at an event. known for its efforts in promoting jourrds, now under fir this costly speaking engagement. layer quit the new yorker after accusations he made up quotes by bob dylan in his new book and he was later fired from wired magazine over, quote editorial issues. >> brian: drink after a long day could be bad for your health. a new study finds having one drink a day was linked to up to
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35% of cancer deaths. researchers say the drinking accounts for 20,000 deaths a year. one day they say have a glass of wine a day. then we hear this. >> alisyn: make up your mind, people. >> steve: need a second source. meanwhile, the united states department of agricultural's cultural sensitivity training program that had employees chant, pilgrims were illegals, cost the taxpayers big money. >> i want you to say the pilgrims were illegal aliens. say, the pilgrims never gave their passport to the indians. by the way, i don't like the word minority. how about emerging majorities? [ laughter ] >> steve: well, the government paid a company nearly $200,000 over two years to conduct the training. not to count the millions lost in productivity while employees took part in the program. the videos were supposedly never supposed to get out, but the government accountability group,
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judicial watch, was able to sue them and got them released through freedom of information act. >> brian: look at this. >> alisyn: she takes the tough love approach as a trainer on "the biggest loser." now jillian michael is sharing her tips for shedding those unwanted pounds in her new book. >> brian: she's here so often, we like her so much, she has her ownen mation. jillian, you open up the book saying you never thought you would write they are book like this. >> i know! because i feel like i've said everything there is to say. but then over the past four years, i started fielding all these questions from people who are confused, overwhelmed. they felt they didn't have the money. they felt they didn't have the time. so i wanted to give them simple strategies that they can apply so they got results. they could afford it and it was easy for them to do. >> steve: they're simple. first of all, discriminate, don't eliminate. >> everyone is cutting carbs and cutting fat.
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you should not cut a food group. this is really simple. when you have the opportunity, make the better choice. so get the whole grain cereal instead of the fruit loops. things of that nature. and have healthy fats, what you want to avoid a processed fats like transfat. >> brian: is it true fruit loops are pure fruit? >> i think it's 100% organic. >> brian: thank you. >> alisyn: you also give some advice which i love, which is don't skip. how can people skip meals? >> they think it's the best thing o do. they think if they're skipping a meal, they miss all these calories. but what happens is your body becomes really hungry. and then food starts to look -- your eyes are bigger than your stomach. you end up overeating and binging. it's the worst thing you can do. and the small meals throughout the day, also disaster because you've got insulin surging all day long. terrible, terrible idea. eat four times a day, breakfast, lunch, snack, every four hours. called the four by four rule. >> steve: fill her up. >> water. so we talk about water all the
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time and people have all these misconceptions. >> brian: i heard water was overrated. >> well, here is what it does. obviously it's going to help cleanse your system, it flushes you out. it will boost your energy, help you feel more full. and it can raise metabolism by up to 3%. you drink until your pee looks like lemonade. that's how you know you're hydrated. >> alisyn: last, you can't just eat your way being thin. you have to also be active. >> find an activity you love. do more of it. i give you a tip for how to burn the most calories during your work out. >> brian: one thing you said, people, you open up the book, everybody is writing a diet book and it clouded everything up, so makes people throw up their happened. and you have to exercise, right? no matter what is in this book, you still are to factor in exercise. >> if you want to lose weight, if you're not eating right, but working out or working out but
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not eating right, you're in neutral. you have to work out and eat right. >> brian: whatever you're doing is working. have you ever put on a pound of fat? >> i was an overweight kid. so i spent years learning this whole philosophy of diet and exercise, for lack of a scientific term. i do occasionally. but i've got balance. there is the 80/20 rule. >> steve: check out the new book. thank you very much. >> thanks. >> alisyn: coming up from bill o'reilly's best selling book to your living room, the assassination of president lincoln headed to the small screen. two of its stars are here live. >> brian: you mean small like the one we're on. and you can own a piece of history. just ask anna kooiman. >> good morning. we are at bonham in mid opportunity to manhattan where this piece of world war ii artwork is set to hit the auction block. how much could it go for and who could guy bye it? we'll be right back with a whole
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>> steve: quick friday morning headlines for you. the faa is requesting proposals for six drone test sites across the united states of america. military is relying heavily on unmanned drones to target suspected terrorists overseas. many are concerned it could lead to a surveillance society here in the usa. call the pc police. wiccan and pagan holidays will now be recognized at the university of missouri in columbia, missouri, that's according to the school's guide to religion. it's apparently designed to help the faculty so they won't plan homework and exams on those special days. >> brian: all right. 16 minutes before the top of the hour. it's one of the most significant and recognizable images of all time. i'm talking about five marines raising the flag on egee ma. it captured the world and years later made into a monument. >> alisyn: now for the first time ever, that monument is up
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for auction. anna kooiman is live at the war museum and joins us now. hi, anna. >> good morning to you. good morning to everybody at home. it is five marines, but all one navy corpsman. this statue will take your breath away. five tons. it's 20 feet tall when you consider the flag in there. joined by the auctioneer, this is greg. good morning to you. >> good morning. how are you? >> fantastic. you expect this thing to go between 1.3 and $1.8 million, but it could go even higher. >> you never know. all it takes is two people to bid the piece up and exceed our high estimate. we think it's probably worth more than the high estimate anyway. >> it's something that really evokes patriotic feelings among everybody. i mean, folks are stopping, you can't walk by it without taking a look. >> yeah. it's emlet matic of america -- emblematic. it represents american history and represents the struggle that
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americans have always persevered and gotten over, even today. >> the greatest generation ever, right? >> exactly. >> you mentioned that there are a lot of parallels with what our country was going through back then and what we're going through right now. >> with the economy, the wars that we've been through, it's very current today as it was back in 1945. >> it really represents a change in the psychosis between a negative image of the war and a positive one with the raising of this flag. >> it's the positive image is the key. we want people to see that it's about america and how great america is. >> what's it made of? >> it's made of -- constructed of a wire frame, or steel frame with plaster and concrete. >> very nice. you think a museum will pick this up or a private owner? >> steve: we'll find out. >> alisyn: a cliff hanger. >> steve: it is indeed. 20 feet tall, though.
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you need a very big living room if you're going to put that in there. >> brian: absolutely. by the way, what is the number one book, put on the best seller list for the past two years? >> alisyn: "killing lincoln"? >> brian: by the way, it's now a big successful big screen movie. but bill o'reilly's book has been made a made for tv movie. following up on what led up to the assassination of president lincoln, it is a fascinating book and a fascinating movie. we'll preview it with two of the stars next. >> steve: there is billy campbell and jesse johnson. right now let's check in with our own superstar who kicks things off in 12 minutes. >> 85 pages away from finishing "killing kennedy." >> alisyn: and? >> good book. but i thought "killing lincoln" was good, too. how are you doing? >> steve: good. >> alisyn: great. >> brian: first time you really asked. >> steve: what's with the small talk? just walks by us in the hall. >> brian: it's weird. >> good morning, guys. we have breaking news on the
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>> steve: the assassination of president lincoln was one of the most significant events in our nation's history, of course. >> alisyn: now based on the best selling book by bill o'reilly called "killing lincoln," national geographic is concalling the final days of our 16th president and the man who killed him. let's look at "killing lincoln." >> it is a fact that rumors have of assassination schemes are everywhere now.
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>> doors to the white house stand open to one and all, day and night. my life is within reach of anyone, sane or mad, by the hand or murderer. i die but once. ing it continually in fear, that is to die over and over. >> brian: we're joined by billy campbell. it's good to see the assassin and the president get together in the long run. first off, billy, how much lead time did you find out, did you have before you knew you were lincoln? >> not a lot. but, you know, you soldier on. we had a brilliant script and -- >> alisyn: how do you prepare? >> i don't know. to tell you the truth. >> brian: when you saw yourself in make-up, you didn't think you looked like him, but when you got the make-up on, you said
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wow. >> i was a little mused, i don't walk around thinking of myself as particularly lincolnesque. but i got there and the make-up actually, my brilliant make-up artist, our brilliant make-up artist, put it on and i looked at myself in the mirror and thought, this could happen. >> steve: i watched the film last night, you're terrific. jesse, you have something in common with john wilkes booth. his father, an actor. your father, an actor. >> also an actor. yes. >> steve: don johnson. >> he's done some work. [ laughter ] and yeah. i mean, that's part of the character that is sort of ingrained in me. i don't focus on that too much 'cause i just know that's part of my upbringing and my lifestyle. it was about finding out who this character was outside of that. obviously that plays a role within the context of his upbringing and awe howe that hi, which was kind of the whole world is a stage. >> alisyn: was it hard to find
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out about john wilkes booth, because not as much or barely anything is written about his personal life? >> there is quite a bit written about it. i think it's sort of -- it's tough to weigh in the bottom shelves of the libraries because after the crime, it was -- abe happen lincoln was martyred and john wilkes booth was vilified and written off as a two dimensional mad man for both of journaled history. but if you do the research and read books, you'll find a wealth of information about him. >> brian: he was obsessed with lincoln towards the end. he was for the south and he was a famous actor, recognized almost everywhere. >> yeah. >> brian: when i was stunned reading the book how little i knew about the final two-week his life. were you guys? the book is so compelling as this week plays out. billy, for you, lincoln did have a premonition about his assassination. he knew he was going to be targeted. >> he didn't know it. he dreamt it. you know, it was in the air. half the nation hated lincoln. we tend to forget that he's
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idolized today. he's as close to a saint as we have. you tend to forget that he was hated vehemently, if that's how you pronounce that. >> brian: i got you. >> by half the country. and so it was kind of in the air. there had been other assassination attempts, one that came very close to killing him. they have think it was an assassination attempt. >> steve: in the film he down plays it. yeah, that holding my hat, a bad shot. can you stick around? >> yeah. >> steve: we want to continue the conversation with john wilkes booth and abe lincoln, kind of, more in three minutes [ anouncer ] ihop in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot!
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